Omir the Storyteller

Stories. Music. Politics. Technology. Baseball. Friends. Family. Potrzebie.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Now I've Seen (almost) Everyting


Okay, probably not. But this was just too weird. I was going through my mailbox just now, and came across a piece of . . . I kid you not . . . Islamic spam. And it looks eerily like the mailarounds you get about the miracles of Jesus. In fact, the spam was entitled "Jesus and Miracles," even though I don't think Jesus was mentioned at all in the spam.

The Qur'an gave the news that the dead body of Pharaoh would one day be discovered

  • In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh used to torture the Children of Israel. God sent Moses to him with the mission of inviting him to believe in One God and allow the Israelites to leave Egypt with Moses. Pharaoh refused and the struggle between them continued for a long time. However, one night Moses succeeded in marching towards the frontier with his people but Pharaoh, becoming aware of his attempt, set out to follow him. When Moses reached the Red Sea, he touched it with his staff, and a furrow opened across the sea. Pharaoh attempted to follow him, but was engulfed with his legions. While narrating this event, The Qur'an makes a very interesting prediction:

    Today We shall preserve your body that you may be a sign to those after you: although most men give no heed to Our signs. (Yunus, 10.92)

    The dead body of Pharaoh was later found floating on the Western shores of the Sinai peninsula. The native residents can still show you to this land, which is now known as Jabal Firawn (Hill of Pharaoh). A few miles from this hill is a hot spring called Hammam Firawn (the Bath of Pharaoh).

Don't these people realize that spam comes from pork?

Seriously, it has to be random spam rather than something targeted at me for something I wrote. It was sent to an account that receives about 80% of all my spam. And while religious studies interest me, and my own personal philosophies borrow from all over the place ("truth is where you find it," that's what I say), I have about as much interest in converting to Islam as I have in becoming a large reptile veterinarian. Which is to say, none at all.

I just hope I never have to see Scientology spam.